Stop 2: Shenzhen

Day 5 (May 14th):

Umbra: Presentation by Product Development Manager Mr. Henry Huang on how Umbra produces products and sells to renowned retailers like Target and Bed Baths and Beyond. Mr. Huang discussed the steps their team of designers take to create an “innovative, modern, casual and affordable” product that can then be sent for further testing or production at the Umbra factory. Students got to learn about some famed products the company has produced in the past, as well as Umbra’s new one-and-only retail store in Toronto. After the presentation, the students received a tour of the factory where they were able to see models of products made from the 3-D printer, factory workers assembling products together, and how produced products are organized.